- Just Do It
Oh they are cute when they are babies, but now they are just too much trouble, too expensive, take up too much room.
That is bullshit. Shame on you.
It's a fact. This happens damn everyday. I send people to the forums (this one and others) to give them access to people who are interested in guinea pigs who MIGHT want to adopt their guinea pig/s so that they don't have to end up at a shelter or a rescue or worse.
It is rare that you are going to change the mind of someone who wants to dump/get rid of/rehome their animals. At least here, there is a darn good chance that IF someone from here adopts, they will in fact go to a good home.
You're only really hurting me and other rescues (directly and/or indirectly) by getting all over someone's case. If someone posts about this on cavy chat or general chat, then I'd say fair game. But, here I really wish we would leave it at rehoming efforts.
- Just Do It
Hopefully these unwanted pets will get into a home that truly do care about the welfare of their new pet, and will love it forever. These living creatures-all, not just guinea pigs- are not disposable, hopefully people will start to believe that.
P.s. WHERE IS ALL THE LANGUAGE COMING FROM-DIDN'T YOUR MAMA TEACH YOU ANY BETTER. YOU should be ashamed NOT me!!!!!
I do hope you find a good home for your guinea pigs.
For your parents I can only say this: They should be ashamed of themselves for not teaching you the responsibility of taking care of animals. They are not something that you get rid of or replace when you tire of it.
I have three children and if I allow them to have a pet, it is for that animals life span, not on a whim.
They should have either never let you bring these guinea pigs home or should allow you to keep them and make sure you take good care of them. Anything else is despicable.
No, they are not going to reconsider based on these comments.
You can judge for yourself the kind of person Anna Beth by her last post.
It's pretty much a given that when someone (usually a kid or pets that were bought for the kids) needs to 'get rid of' their pet/s (for whatever lame excuse--and they are about 85% excuses), the animals are at best being ignored. It's usually worse than that. Improper, inconsistent, infrequent food. Little to no hay. Dirty water. Small, dirty cages. etc. Many have mites or health problems.
Of course, the parents aren't doing a responsible job with the kid. The parents don't get it. Look to your neighbors (and family and friends) if you want to have an influence and change things. It's likely that 50% or more of your neighbors have the same attitudes. Work on them--directly. Be a role model. Help educate. Those are things that we can actually do to help prevent situations such as this. I hope everyone does this to a certain degree. The more we do it, the better.
I do have a question. I know I need to quarantine them from Penelope for awhile. Can they be in the same room, though? Or is a completely separate room necessary?
Also, how do I go about introducing two bonded pigs to my one pig without Penelope being picked on as the odd pig out? Thanks for any advice.
We can save the nasty comments for people we actually know who are dumping their pigs for stupid reasons.
I think people will make up any excuse to get rid of their pigs. We generally will never know the real reasons and we don't really know the true conditions they are in.
If we know someone well enough, there may be grounds for chewing them out. Or there may be sympathy. Somebody signing in here for the first time has no idea they are going to get hassled.
But because you recieved a dog as a gift? No, that's a BS excuse. And yes Erin, as a child I most certainley would have chosen my beloved pet rodent (hamster as it was) over a new puppy that was purchased without my input. Might be part of the reason that my parents have respected me as an individual since before I'd even gotten my driver's license.